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Did you know Tracy played on 5 major league teams?
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I will gladly accept bribery to put your site on this list.
My favorite site. Not for those easily offended.
This is a great NBA blog. The NBA (National Basketball Association) is a professional men's basketball league, consisting of 29 American teams, and one Canadian team. It was founded in 1946. Cincinnati used to have a team. I wish it did now.
Better Off Red
Jamie Ramsey is the Assistant Media Relations Director of the Reds. He takes you behind the scenes of a Major League team. And he writes funny captions for his photos.
Plenty of scenery and funny stuff on Big Smudge. I'll be honest, these guys told me they were fans of my show, and even if they didn't mean it, that gets them linked.
Bugs and Cranks
If it's about baseball, these guys usually have something to say about it. And it's usually funny.
Booze, Ladies, and Football.
Calling It Like It Is
A guy from Cincinnati, who uh, well he calls it like it is.
Chris Sabo's Goggles
A Reds fan stuck in Chicago does a blog. He says the purpose of the blog is to inform people of the Reds without the geeky stuff, like facts for example. My kind of guy.
You're probably thinking this website is about me. Actually, it's not.
Local college basketball blog by two guys...one a UC fan, the other an XU fan.
The Godfather of sports blogs.
My favorite baseball blog. I thought I loved the game, then I read these guys.
Stuff guys like. At least stuff normal guys like.
Hugging Harold Reynolds
Very funny sports blog with one of my favorite names.
John Clay's Sidelines
John is an outstanding writer who covers everything and anything UK-related.
Larry Brown Sports
The other Larry Brown, not the guy who's coached half the teams in the NBA.
Look At Me Shirts
Be the guy in the ironic shirt. Take credit for someone else's joke.
Mo Egger's Blog
Did you really think my blog wouldn't be on a list of "favorites?"
Do you like mind-numbing statistical analysis of the Reds? Do you treat every game like the fate of the world rests on it? This site is probably not for you.
Most negative man in America. And I usually agree with him.
Pro Football Talk
Not daily, but almost hourly reading for NFL fans.
Everything and anything Reds...and more, by Reds fans.
Rush The Court
The Ubiquitous college basketblog.
A little UK, a little Louisville. A lot of funny.
Anything and everything hoops.
A Cincinnati guy based in Vegas. What I'd write if I could write.
Because some things can't be taught.
I admit, I'm a geek.
Who Dey Revolution
No site better captures the frustration of being a Bengals fan better than this one. Fan empowerment at its best.
For dramatics, for spontaneity, for newness, and for the relief of ending a decade-and-a-half long playoff drought, nothing will top Clinch Night, 2010.
This one was a little more inevitable than the title the Reds won two years ago, it was a little more expected, and the expectations for the Reds are lot bigger than merely winning a division this time around.
But in a way, yesterday's clincher was a little sweeter.
As LA's outs dwindled and the Reds runs mounted, the ballpark took on the feel of a good New Year's Eve party. Still seeming hungover and a little deflated from the night before, the crowd took a few innings to come to life.
Jay Bruce's homer in the fifth woke the yard up a little, Frazier's single that made it 2-0 jolted the crowd just a little, and when Brandon went deep in the seventh, everyone knew that the party was on.
The final three runs actually seemed like an annoyance, like we wanted the Reds to get their last licks in quick so we could continue counting down outs.
Meanwhile, Mat Latos was coming up huge. And while yesterday's game might not have been big, the moment was. And him winning that game yesterday was appropriate. The day the Reds made the deal for him, it became clear that the goal was to win, win now, and win big. Mat Latos was not just a pitcher on the staff, or the key pawn in a trade we'll be talking about for years, but a symbol of the direction the Reds finally decided to go in and a plan that they finally put in place.
So is Aroldis Chapman.
Think of the best party you've been to. Imagine that at it's absolute peak, someone rolled in two fresh kegs of beer. The GABP reaction when the bullpen gate opened and The Missile started jogging to the mound was like that.
He might not have been dominant, but he was on the mound. For a day, that was good enough.
Those last few innings, the final six outs or so, were sweet. As each Dodger hitter was retired, fans had a chance to enjoy the moment, maybe while reflecting on the last five and a half months, maybe while thinking of bigger battles to be won next month.
Maybe with someone, maybe alone.
Maybe at the ballpark, maybe at home.
Either way, the final few moments leading up to the clinching and the postgame celebration were why you root for a team in the first place, the rare chance to enjoy the buildup without the nail-biting, living-room pacing, and I-can't-watch-this eye-covering that so often accompanies a team's most important moments.
(And if you tried to watch postgame coverage on Fox Sports Ohio, sadly, the final few outs were all you got.)
It might not have been the biggest game of 2012 and the somewhat muted postgame party may or may not be the last one the Reds have this season, but the counting down to the clinching yesterday afternoon was among the most fun experiences I've ever had at a sporting event.
Hopefully the fun is just beginning.
Ever have someone who offers you a ticket to a game you'd otherwise have very little chance of seeing? My friend Lisa Braun is that person. She made it possible for me to be there yesterday, I know she reads this blog, and though she could have taken almost anyone, she let me attend with her so I could be there for the clinching. Thank you, Lisa.